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An antibiotic, C18H34N2O6S, derived from the actinomycete Streptomyces lincolnensis, used intravenously in its hydrochloride form to treat certain penicillin-resistant infections.

[New Latin linco(lnēnsis), specific epithet (after Lincoln, Nebraska, where the bacterium was discovered in a soil sample) + -mycin.]
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(Medicine) an antibiotic used as an alternative to penicillin
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Noun1.lincomycin - antibiotic (trade name Lincocin) obtained from a streptomyces bacterium and used in the treatment of certain penicillin-resistant infections
antibiotic, antibiotic drug - a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections; "when antibiotics were first discovered they were called wonder drugs"
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Another important characteristic is their intrinsic resistance to some antimicrobials agents commonly prescribed to treat Gram-positive cocci such as cephalosporin, lincomycin, and low levels of penicillin and aminoglycosides.
synoyiae bacteria have been treated with several antibiotics like macrolides, lincomycin, tetracyclines, spectinomycin, and timulin (39,40,41).
The remaining 24% received lincomycin, minocycline and/or doxycycline as the sole antimicrobial treatment.
Salmonella samples isolated from poultry, poultry products and its surroundings were found resistant to erythromycin, lincomycin and penicillin (Roy et al., 2002).
Ureaplasma + + - urealyticum Inhibition of growth by Species Erythromycin Lincomycin Hemolysis (100 [micro]g/mL) (100 [micro]g/mL) M.
perfringens, the transposon-located tlSCpe8 nucleotidyltransferase, which is encoded by the tInuP resistance gene and spreads by plasmid conjugation, can inactivate lincomycin (32).
Usually, the revised protocols used in-fed medication of sows (tilmicosin) and parenteral medication in piglets, utilizing tulathromycin alone or combined with ceftiofur, lincomycin and florfenicol (YESKE, 2009; ROTTO & CLABORN, 2009; BAUM et al., 2010).
minor 202, an ortholog encoding a major facilitator superfamily (MFS) transporter (LmrB) potentially associated with lincomycin resistance.
using lincomycin and triton X-100 was performed for production and release of LT toxin [17], and the supernatant of the culture media was tested by [alpha]-CtxB ELISA.
Fijalek, "Development of high performance liquid chromatography methods with charged aerosol detection for the determination of lincomycin, spectinomycin and its impurities in pharmaceutical products," Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, vol.